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Wed 29 May 2024 10:54 pm - Jerusalem Time

Algeria presents a draft resolution urging the Security Council to assume its responsibilities towards Gaza

Algeria announced, on Wednesday, the submission of a draft resolution urging the Security Council to assume its responsibilities towards the ongoing Israeli war on the Gaza Strip for about 8 months.


Algeria's representative to the United Nations, Ammar Benjameh, made this statement in a speech during an emergency session of the Security Council regarding the situation in Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, which was held at the request of his country.


He added: "Based on the instructions of the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Algeria, as a responsible member of the Security Council and with the support of the Arab group, decided to submit a draft resolution urging the Security Council to assume its responsibilities regarding the situation in Gaza."


Bin Jama explained, "The Security Council bears primary responsibility for what is currently happening in Gaza, and it must fully implement its relevant resolutions."


He pointed out that "Israel continues its crimes in Gaza, the West Bank and Holy Jerusalem, ignoring the resolutions issued by the Security Council."


The representative of Algeria, a non-permanent member of the Security Council from the beginning of January 2024, until December 31, 2025, said that “our waiting for the occupying authority (Israel) to voluntarily comply with the rules of international law and Security Council resolutions is futile.”


He pointed out that "the occupying authority confirms that it will not comply with the orders of the International Court of Justice, and continues to cover up its crimes and killings under what they call grave mistakes," referring to the massacre of bombing the tents of displaced people in Rafah on Sunday, which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described as a "mistake." "The gross one."


Bin Jama expressed his hope that "the summary draft resolution submitted by his country will receive the support of all of this council."


On Tuesday, Ben Jama said in press statements after a closed meeting of the Security Council regarding Gaza, that Algeria will propose, on Wednesday, a draft resolution to the Council to “stop the killing” in the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip.

On Tuesday evening, the 15-member Security Council held an urgent closed session at the request of Algeria, to discuss developments in the situation in Rafah in light of the successive massacres against civilians, the most severe of which targeted the tents of displaced people.


Despite the international and regional criticism that targeted Tel Aviv against the backdrop of the bombing that targeted the displaced persons’ camp in Tal Aviv on Sunday, Israeli aircraft returned and targeted areas in Rafah, including tents for displaced people, at dawn on Tuesday, killing 16 Palestinians and wounding others, according to statements by medical sources at the Emirati Hospital West. Rafah to Anatolia.


Since October 7, 2023, Israel has been waging a war on Gaza that has left more than 117,000 Palestinians dead and wounded, most of them children and women, and about 10,000 missing amid massive destruction and famine that claimed the lives of children and the elderly.


Israel continues this war, ignoring a Security Council resolution demanding that it stop the fighting immediately, and orders from the Court of Justice demanding that it stop its attack on Rafah, and take immediate measures to prevent acts of “genocide” and “improve the humanitarian situation” in Gaza.

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